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can hear you. >> the time for change has come! chris: is nothing sacred? if there's no big deal on the national debt, with the 2012 republican challenger run on empty? can he or she carry the burden of rejecting big deficit reduction? what about obama, if there's no debt deal, will he have to defend the liberal label next year? the knives are out. should john boehner expect a full-blown mutiny. is eric cantor the number two house republican leading the tea party against their own speaker? finally, family business. michele bachmann's number one in iowa but her family business about become her number one problem. it works to confer gays to straights. will that strike voters as sensible? will it sell on the stump, even among conservatives? hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "new york" magazine john heilemann, cnn's gloria borger, nbc's kelly o'donnell and "time" magazine's joe klein. first up, narrative has been about trying for a big debt reduction deal this year but the political consequences for barack obama and g.o.p. nominee next year are the real stor
. so just kind of a lot of extremes out there today in this weather pattern. the big, huge trough on the west coast, a little unusual for this time of year has got the marine influence along the coast, it's keeping everyone cool, even a few showers, while everyone else, this will be one of the hottest days of the year throughout much of the east. i put out our enhanced satellite. you can see where the trough is in here. and it continues to spin just off the coast. all of these clouds, you see them off the shoreline. at night they move in, they move along the coastline. they burn off hopefully by about mid day or so. you get some sunshine in the afternoon and it keeps things really cool. there's a lot of drizzle with the clouds, too. we have showers from portland northwards. it won't pour, just occasional showers, temperatures in the 60s. and there's the 66 in san francisco, where fingers crossed for a little bit of sun late in the day. that's not a promise. that's a look86 for your high. san jose, 73 for you. not a lot is going to change in the west, it's going do remain cool. if
>>> on the broadcast tonight, a deal. is it possible on big things like medicare, social security and taxes? there are rumblings out of washington tonight about actual cooperation. >>> sentencing day for casey anthony. the judge in her murder case seemed to be sending her a message. >>> is nothing safe the huge scandal over a newspaper hacking into people's electronics and now the equally big consequences. >>> and could it really be the end? has harry potter's final chapter actually arrived or could there be more? >>> plus here tonight for all those who remember penmanship, there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. there's a new sign the handwriting may be on the wall. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. it may go all the way back to their meeting on the golf course, for whatever reason, president obama and speaker of the house boehner have forged something of a relationship, while not the best of friends, they are dealing with each other across the enormous and venomous partisan divide that has divided washington to the point of paralysis. knowing a deadline
% in the second quarter from a year ago. jpmorgan chase will be the first of the big banks to report on thursday. results from top tech player google are also expected thursday. also this week, investors will eye fresh economic data, starting with may's trade deficit on tuesday. also tuesday, minutes from the federal reserve's june meeting. wednesday, fed chairman ben bernanke delivers his biannual testimony to congress. retail sales and june's producer price index comes out thursday. and june's consumer price index is released friday. >>> elsewhere, precision cast parts says it has agreed to buy primus international for $900 million in cash. >>> reuters reports there's an emergency meeting in europe this morning over the debt crisis. they're now possibly spreading to italy. the region's third largest economy. friday italian stocks and bonds tumbled in a massive sell-off. >>> and finally, according to a new survey of college students and graduates, health insurance is the new love potion. 90% of surveyed students and 93% of recent grads said knowing a potential partner has health insurance would
good. why do the people that rail against big government pay so little for it. rick perry is getting in this thing, but how is the country going to react to a 10 gallon sized george w bush. what about the brains it takes to be the number one world leader? you have heard this thing the other way, could this guy be all cattle and no hat. hi, i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, howard fineman, nia-malika henderson, andrea mitchell and michael duffy. first off today, the switch boards led up this work with protests over grid look. at the polls. the most motivated republican voters are not fallen to house republican tactics. 73% of voters blame president obama, not the house republicans. and republicans think that debt cash will help them defeat the president. here is how they'll play the president's failure to win the grand bargain on the day. they'll claim the president showed weak leadership, that he was not the post-partisan compromiser, he that is still a big spender and probably most crucial, they'll tie this crisis to the jobs crisis. howard, right now there is
. not only the echo chamber but there's the comedy show, there's entertainment which has become a big part of that. chris: and that makes youtube. >> if anyone thinks you're being unfair to sarah palin. >> the only thing i would say is the echo chamber is so constant, so nonstop, if you can hang on for at least a couple of news cycles, there'll be some new storm. chris: but there's still a permanent record to be drawn on. >> but look what happened to sarah palin. if that had happened in 1975, it would have ended her career. in this era, it didn't. chris: we have to talk about barack obama. his approval as president took a 2009 nosedive in the summer of health care town halls. >> you want to be led out of here, you're welcome to go. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. wait a minute. >> do you all think you're persuading people when you shout out like that? i beg your pardon? you don't trust me? chris: you saw him trying to deal with it but every politician knows how dangerous those moments can be. >> it was out of control. all those clips showed a pol
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
pick up again on monday. >> the good news is we agree on some of the big things. >> reporter: president obama thought he and house speaker john boehner had an agreement to target $4 trillion in cuts. but saturday evening, the speaker abandoned that plan, saying it was just too ambitious, and couldn't pass. >> to get a big package would require a big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that is extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: democrats want to close some tax loopholes to offset the cuts. >> what is really appalling is to see our republican colleagues essentially providing a form of extortion. if you don't agree to deficit reduction the way we want it, we're going to put all these jobs at risk. >> reporter: uncle sam's credit rating may be at risk if congress fails to act soon. >> and if that happens, you're going to see catastrophic damage across the american economy and across the global economy. >> reporter: a critical meeting bringing together political leaders who remain far apart. brian mooar, nb
about "atlantis." that's the big deal out there. again, we're hoping to get "atlantis" off the ground, but right now look at the radar over florida. all the green is the rain. this is where the shuttle will be launching from, cape canaveral. all the rain should encompass this area later today. it will only increase in its coverage. right now a 70% chance that we do not watch "atlantis" lifting off. temperatures fine, winds not too bad. it will really just be all the clouds and rain that will delay the launch later today. who knows? maybe they'll get lucky. conditions are still hot down in arizona. 109 in phoenix. we'll be watching showers and storms in the colorado rockies. we're watching beautiful weather from san francisco to medford. much of the west today going to enjoy a real >>> weekend forecast going up a little later. >> always gorgeous in los angeles. they have the best weather. >>> retail sales rise, jobs jump and a trashy#mk tabloid bites dust. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> can a comedy about mean bosses beat out the raging bo r -- robots a
ceiling, 55% of moderates say raise it. bob, we have two big news stories facing us. the unemployment rate going up to 9.2%. the united states facing a debt crisis. maybe not reaching the debt ceiling bill by the end of this month. the republicans are using the jobless figures to say no taxes whatsoever. they're also saying no deal. have they misread the american public? >> this is a moment when obama has to deliver. there's no question. on the economic front, if there is a default, we face a catastrophe. the talk -- one of the plans being discussed, which is the c.e.o. told me being discussed in the white house is they got that. i mean, the theme is postponement. the republicans in a sense are right. you can't raise taxes when the economy is so slow. the democrats are right. you can't cut spending when the economy is in this condition. so what do you do? postpone. what they say is, instead of a 12-year plan, maybe even a 15-year plan, and the key word here -- you'll love this -- feathering in. you feather in the pain so there actually are no real cuts, no revenue enhancements, as they cal
a serious big-time compromise. have the tea partiers handed him a huge advantage? has he won the reasonable middle? could barack obama win next year even with a 9.2% jobless rate? it would be tough, but some smart politicos say not impossible. finally, righter than you know. is michelle bachmann too right or just right? with the republican party, which moved right with goldwater, right again with reagan in 1980, and with newt in 1994, be right there for the lady from minnesota? has the hatred of obama made her the perfect champion for a year of attack? i'm chris matthews. welcome to the show. with us today, "the washington post," bob woodward, the national journalist, jamie tarabay, abc's andrea mitchell and "the chicago tribune"'s clarence page. the nasty unemployment numbers are a psychological problem for the country and a huge political burden for this president. has the tea party's flirtation with default on the national debt handed barack obama a huge win, while the vast middle of the country, the middle that decides elections, see the president as the grownup? take a look at poll num
's office admits it is a big blow to the department. >> it was a tough blow to swallow to let those highly trained officers go. to ruse 66 officers with that training, that's a huge investment the city has basically lost. >> reporter: he said the training is crucial for a person who might not understand why police have a gun pointed at him. the police department says it will pull officers from other beats if it has to to respond to a cit incident. the department concedes that will delay response time. we're at police headquarters, nbc bay area news. >>> we have some breaking news to share with you. she was one of the most active and socially forward and well known first ladies of our time. but today, betty ford has died at the age of 93. betty ford was married to former president gerald ford for 58 years. he also died in 2006 at the age of 93. elizabeth ann warren ford was born april 8, 1918. she was known as betty ford and won't to also serve as the first lady of the united states from 1974 to 1977. she was very active in social policy, shattering lots of precedents and had a very moderat
's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. and so we've involved them in every step of the way. >> reporter: businesses are also hoping to be there every step of the way. florist owner grayson handy expects his business to double in the coming year. >> i think we're going to see a tremendous amount of money coming our way. >> reporter: and for new york state, a recent report estimates the new law could generate more than $300 million in revenue, tourism, and ta
of a shuttle bus to that collided with a big rig. it may have run a red light at the intersection of octavia and hayes yesterday morning. the crash killed dr. kevin mack. he's a 52-year-old ucsf psychiatrist and university profess sore. he was ejected -- professor. he was ejected and pinned underneath the big rig. he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. >>> families and friends said final good-byes at a funeral in santa rosa. the community shaken by the girl's death at a sleepover on sunday. police say she and three friends became sick after drinking vodka mixed with soda. initially the girls said they'd gotten food poisoning. raul was described as an excellent student due to start high school incomes mon-- next month. toxicology reports are expected next week. >>> mark luga was arrested for allegedly stealing a pablo picasso drawing from the weinstein gallery in san francisco last week. the judge denied a motion today reduce his $5 million bail. police say a surveillance camera caught luga leaving with the painting. police found other stolen artwork including another picasso pi
very big, very substantial to bring our long-term deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy for more support because the economy is healing from the recession. it's going to require both sides to compromise. president's bringing leaders together again at the white house this evening to try to figure out how to move forward. >> what's he actually saying? because you're hearing boehner saying they're demanding tax increases, we're not going to do that. they've also said you were pedalling a bid on whether to cut entitlement programs like medicare or social security. what's the fact? >> that latter thing is not true. the president is standing tough. he is willing to do very, very difficult things. >> like what? on medicare? >> like getting substantial savings from the budget, across the budget. defense, the rest of government, even medicare/medicaid over the long term, there are things we can do responsibly to save money in those programs and we have to do that to bring the deficits under control. but to do that, we have to have some shared sacrifice
to get into college and pay is perhaps their first big test in higher education. >> i couldn't be prouder of her and i know she's going to get where she's going to go. it will work out. everything happens for a reason. >> reporter: students at cal state schools are paying nearly four times the amount in tuition they were paying 10 years ago. a recent survey found more high school students are concerned about how they are going to pay for college than about actually getting into one. and how successful they will be once they are there. live in san jose, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> difficult situation. thank you. tonight we know the maim of the woman whose body was found burning in a quiet street in oakland's rock ridge neighborhood. the medical examiner's office say she is 21-year-old monica of union city. her body found around 4:30 yesterday on ivanhoe road. police say she was likely killed somewhere else and then dumped in that neighborhood and lit on fire. officers say the suspects probably chose the neighborhood because it's dark and secluded during those hours. friends and fa
, and a small room inside that parliament building just big enough for about 40 or so spectators, but there will be overflow rooms with lots of television screens. this is must-see tv today for all of britain and elsewhere. as one politician here put it, the three musketeers of the murdoch media empire and that phone hacking scandal will appear later today. now, they'll be grilled by ten members of a select committee on culture, sport and media. it doesn't sound very threatening. these hearings will only last for an hour. for rupert and his son james murdoch and another hour for rebekah brooks, who was the chief executive of murdoch's british holdings until she resigned last week. for the second hour. now, members of parliament will try to get the murdochs and brooks to commit themselves to say things on record that could be used against them later. what brooks and the murdochs, on the other hand, will do, is to be contrite. that's the new buzz word, apologize, apologize, apologize. there are biographers and media experts saying this could only hurt them today, this hearing will
. >>> finally in north carolina, take a look at this minor league right fielder who made a big play on tuesday. he stole the show robbing a player of a home run by making a miraculous catch despite taking a nasty tumble over the wall. there he goes again. oh! miraculously, the player didn't suffer any injuries. oh, my goodness. now for a lock at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. that couldn't have felt good. i mean, no injuries, but -- >> especially because the fence was only waist high. >> he took a tumble for sure. >> good morning, everyone. around the country today, the heat is the story. there's going to be showers in store, but nothing too dramatic. not too bad in phoenix yesterday after a historic dust storm from two nights ago. temperature very well, look at that. we are at 91 still at this hour in phoenix. we are 60s up around portland and medford. as we mentioned, not a lot of bad weather out there. there were some showers and scattered thunderstorms in the rib country of northern arizona. now we are still watch
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
was try to create a new sense of urgency to see if there's a chance to put the big deal back together that he and speaker boehner were close to having this deal last week. but in many ways, this speech was almost oh post mortem, almost setting up the blame game for the fact that no big deal is going to happen. and no matter what happens here at the end of the day, the debt ceiling is going to go up. but nobody is going to be happy about the deal. i can tell you this, ann, i had a bunch of democrats that said to me, would have been a good speech to give two weeks ago. >> i know that he called for public activism, so much so that we hear the capitol hill websites were crashing last night because so many people were trying to e-mail their representatives. it looks like he spooked main street, jim? will he spook also wall street? >> no, not at all. wall street is calm. the markets are looking good today. we had a blip down in the indicators between 9:0 and about 9:20. they came right back. no one is buying the panic, the sky-rocketing interest rates scenario. >> that said, hedge funds are
. backyard trampolines are becoming very popular, but they also come with big safety concerns. coming up, one family shares their cautionary story. >>> we're going to meet a newborn so big doctors have already given him a nickname, the moose. at more than 16 pounds, jamichael brown could be the largest baby ever born in texas. everything is bigger in texas. he's going to join us along with his proud parents. >>> let's begin this morning with our top story. the debt ceiling standoff in washington. nbc's kristen welker is at the white house with latest on this story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. president obama met with congressional leaders on sunday to try to get a deal done. that didn't happen. in fact, one official with knowledge of the discussion tells me it was a bit tense. lawmakers are hoping to get a deal done within the next ten days so it can be processed by that august 2nd deadline. their ties were off, but the heat was on as the president and congressional leaders met sunday for a second time in less than a week to try to salvage the deal to raise the debt l
, think that the u.s. is taking a serious step here, and get us through the 2012 election. it's a big argument. he's actually trying to create the political room for his adversary in this fight. >> that's right. david gregory, watching from boston. it's not just the risk at fault but the credit rating that worries so many in the financial world. >>> we're getting ready to go to john boehner, speaker of the house, who, while demonized by the other side in all of this, has had a tough time with congress, especially newly elected members of the tea party, many of whom who don't buy the premise here. here is the house speaker. >> good evening. i'm john boehner. i serve as speaker of the whole house of members of both parties that you elect. these are difficult times in the life of our nation. millions are looking for work and have been for some time. and the spending binge going on in washington is a big part of the reason why. before i served in congress, i ran a small business in ohio. i was amazed at how difficult washington, d.c. operated than every other business in america. most ame
>>> good morning. >>> breaking news. the dow down big at the start of trading as fear mounts that lawmakers will fail to reach a debt deal. the president is expected to deliver speech on the crisis in just moments. we'll be live. >>> closing beaches on the texas coast, temporarily shut down as tropical storm don approaches. it's expected to strengthen by the time it makes landfall tonight. >>> and survival mode -- a small plane crashes into lake huron. the pilot survived the impact, then treads water for 18 hours without a life vest. he'll share his remarkable story with us today, friday, july 29th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on the west coast on a friday. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry. the clock is sticking. there's still no end to the debt ceiling crisis, and this has investors nervous. >> really nervous. just 30 minutes into the trading day, the dow down about 100 points already. this comes after a heated night on capitol hill where john boehner failed to find enough votes within his own p
wave. big ridge of high pressure dominating much of the nation is a reason why and we'll see temperatures in the mid to upper 90s across much of the ohio valley. here are some of the exact numbers we're expecting to see tomorrow. on sunday, 104 in minneapolis. so those heat indices could range from 110 to 115 after you factor in that humidity. this is how it looks the next few days. this extended period of heat. watch out for your elderly neighbors. if you suffer from m.s. or asthma, heart conditions, take it easy when you're outside. the folks in the great lakes and northeast will see some relief on monday as a storm system moves out of canada and brings in cooler air, but that cooling relief will will come at the expense of severe weather if you have beach plans across this region. on monday, heads up because we could see trees down due to strong, gusty winds, that could many power outages. we'll be watching that for you. >> thank you. >>> more explosive revelations today in the phone hacking scandal that is threatening rue putter -- rupert murdoch's media empire. the contr
have a responsibility to come together and solve the problem. >> reporter: and one of the big issues for democrats is they say the republican plan would sort of expire before the president's re-election campaign, with another vote to raise the debt ceiling again, they say that would put us right back here. republicans say they need to guarantee that cuts would actually happen in the future to prevent more of a crisis. now, after all this wrangling, aides tell me the senior level negotiators in both parties are still talking, trying to find a way to close the gaps. and as you mentioned, brian, speaker boehner will follow the president tonight. he'll speak for about five minutes to lay out why he thinks his plan should get the public support. brian? >> kelly o'donnell setting the stage on capitol hill for us tonight. kelly, thanks. >>> our chief white house correspondent political director chuck todd is with us tonight from the white house. chuck, it seems to me there are almost two planes going on here. number one, the problem itself, and it couldn't be more important the various plan
. the good news is, the pattern is changing. it's going to take a little while. right now here's that big upper-level ridge, but we're getting a little cooler air coming in. this, though, back in canada, this is where the real relief comes. as we move into the early part of next week, by tuesday, the heat breaks in the north east. seasonal in the mid atlantic states. unfortunately for our friends in the south and the southwest and gulf coast the heat goes on. ann? >> thank you very much. we'll get the rest of the forecast coming up. let's turn to what anne thompson was talking about, the idea of how dangerous the temperatures are. we're have dr. nancy snyderman with more tips. just remind us. who is most us is is sepsuscept? >> the heat wave like this, elderly and the very young people with breathing conditions. but right now, frankly, everyone is at risk. it's a reminder that as many people die of heat-related illnesses than all the natural disasters. that includes tornadoes, hurricanes, snow issues. number one thing, ann, is called heat stroke. that's where you're literally, your core b
for big businesses. >> if everybody else is willing to take on their sacred cows, i think it would be hard for the republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important. >> reporter: republican senator john cornyn fired back. >> what i'm concerned about is the president by not seriously putting a proposal forward but rather just criticizing those who have, will run it up against the deadline. >> reporter: meanwhile the people vying for the president's jobber were also hard at work this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-amer
. when we come back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? whoever said that "less is more" is more or less mathematically challenged. less isn't more, it's less. and the only thing more than more is a lot more. which is exactly what i get at embassy suites. more space... more down time. more family time. -more me time. -more me time. -more me time. because the more more i have, the more i have to have... more. [ female announcer ] more room. complimentary drinks. free breakfast. embassy suites hotels. chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke w
from joe klein. when we come back, big question of the week, with this president so vulnerable, are big-time republicans kicking themselves ning? chris: welcome back. president obama's no better than even money for re-election according to most analysts which brings us to this week's big question, are any of the big-time republicans who passed up a run for president regretting it? >> one definitely is. mitch daniels, governor of indiana who wanted to run. only reason he didn't run was because of his family who held him back. to this day he's thinking, i can get in this race and win it. chris: gloria? >> i actually went to indianapolis and spoke with mr. daniels about it. he says no regrets but i'm sure there are. i wonder if jeb bush is thinking about it right now? maybe there was enough distance between himself and his brother to possibly give it a run. chris: kelly? >> since they've taken two great answers i will say how about haley barbour to have a southerner if we don't get rick perry. chris: i don't know the reason why he's not running. i interviewed him last week. he's very sharp
and i felt a big impact. it was our van hitting a diesel parked in front of us. when i opened my eyes, i saw all the blood. >> reporter: her 29-year-old husband was shot in the head. she was grazed by a bullet and her 3-year-old was hit but is okay. she says she and her husband fed the homeless regularly at night. she says it was their mission. >> she was such a great person. he's still out there somewhere, that i might even run into him and not know that he murdered my husband for no reason. whoever he is, it's not fair. i almost lost my daughter. >> he was a servant of god. so i believe god wants to focus on his life and to understand that we need more of that in the world. >> reporter: his brother-in-law says paris found joy in helping others and whoever pulled the trigger must have thought he was somebody else. >> total cowards. paris has never been involved in any drugs or gangs or hustling or anything like that. he's a beautiful spirit. >> reporter: a fund has been set up for the powell family at wells fargo bank. the family is planning a candlelight vigil tomorrow night at the sce
the forecast. wall street rallied. a big bucket of cold water was poured on wall street and the economy with the lackluster jobs. >> the economy added an average of 215,000 jobs per month in the previous three months so the anticipation was there. and it showed a stand still in june. what is it about june, do we know what happen? >> it's not just june. they went back and revised downward the prior month. they thought they had 57,000 jobs in may. it turned out it was 25,000. they got rid of it -- they revised away 45,000 additional jobs. we think there have been temporary blips in the economy, the greek situation, storms all through the south you were reporting on. you've had high gas prices and a whole lot of other things have been happening and that caused the economy to come to a stand still and hiring come to a stand still in may and june. we hope that's the case. >> you want to bring up an important thing that a lot of people don't hear about. you call it the real unemployment rate, the ratio of unemployed, discouraged workers and people working part time because they can't find ful
. the danville fourth of july parade is such a big to-do that many locals set up chairs the night before. some people say the prime viewing spots have been passed down from generation to generation. >>> tough economic times are throwing a bucket of water in a lot of local fireworks shows. redwood city is among those that have canceled their firework displays. but one of the hardest hit cities in the bay area will be lighting up the night sky tonight. >> reporter: downtown valeo was awash in red, white and blue tradition this morning. residents lined sonoma boulevard for a good old fashioned fourth of july parade. at the same time, another holiday tradition nearly went up in smoke. >> three years ago we didn't have fireworks at all. and you don't realize how important something is or someone is until they're gone. >> reporter: if there's one thing a cash strapped city like valeo can't afford, it's a fireworks show. >> we emptied that out yesterday. >> reporter: rather than let the firework tradition die out like a burnt sparkler, business owners launched a campaign to raise the money themselves
for that big deal, grand bargain, seem all but lost right now. now the hope is that congress can pass a dramatically scaled-back version before the country runs out of cash. taking his case public for the second time in a week, president obama accused republicans of failing to crops. >> the problem is members of congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. >> reporter: with the clock ticking towards what the president described as armageddon, the first financial default in american history, they hold out hope that a big deal could still be struck. >> but in order to do that we've got to get started now. that's why i'm expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders. and sometime in the next couple of days. >> reporter: for the first time, the president publicly said he's considering asking wealthier seniors in medicare to pay more out of pocket. today in his weekly address mr. obama suspended that stance. >> simply put, it will take a balanced approach, shared sacrifice, and a willingness to make unpopula
we were striving to do with the speaker of the house was a big deficit reduction package that wouldn't have a supercommittee. we would have done it right now. that wasn't possible. the speaker of the house pulled by the right wing of his party, walked away from it. but the president's going to be committed over these next few months, as i think members of congress need to be as well, that we need to finish the job here, and the way you're going to finish that job is to have a balanced deficit reduction package that doesn't harm the economy. >> let me ask you some other pressing matters. i've spoken to top figures on wall street who say this is a code red day, all hands on deck, preparing for a market shock as early as tomorrow. what is your message? what is the president's message to investors around the globe this morning? >> well, i think it is that we have to get this solved. today is obviously a critical day. we have to give confidence that there is a pathway to make sure that we both reduce the debt ceiling, and let's not underestimate the deficit reduction is an important part
evening, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri, a big cooldown, across the bay area. 30 degrees cooler than this time last week. 71, san jose. 60, san francisco. toght the fog is back as far south as.jose jose. and anl l 'lwetalk when the 80sl return here coming up. i want to crush more cars. ♪ i want to sell moreups. ♪ i need help selling bread. ♪ i want to sell more crabs. [ male announcer ] you know where you want to take your business. i want to design more buildings. [ male announcer ] in here, small business solutions from at&t can get you there. starting with the at&t all for less package -- just $70 per month, voice plus broadband. it's the at&t network. helping you do what you do... even better. >>> a party to celebrate the completion of the bay bridge. 2,000 chinese workers were honored as final four segments of the steel roadway were loaded on to a ship headed for oakland. ships will arrive in the bay area in more than three weeks. part of the world's longest single tower self anchored suspension bridge set to open 2013. american bridge contracted with china to manufacture
in new york city. here's why. big area of high pres keeping that jet stream way up to the north. this is just a heat pump that will continue. and the bad news is, this goes into at least thursday. in fact, jet stream guns up a little further into canada so that heat will be creeping up north as the ridge intensifies. we don't see this breaking down at least until the weekend. so the mid section of the country is going to continue to bake the northeast gets a little bit of a break as we head on into the next 72 hours. ann? >> all right, al, thank you so much. we'll get the rest of your forecast in a bit. >>> for now, to britain's deepening phone hacking scandal. this morning there are claims that journalists from other rupert murdoch owned newspapers were involve and the alleged target is former p.m. gordon brown. stephanie goss is in london with this. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, ann. gordon brown does not mince his words when he spoke to the bbc this morning about rupert murdoch's papers. he said those papers used people to gather information on, his words, known c
to swim the whole time in order to try to fight the current to get to finally what i called the big rock. it was a big island in the middle of this area about maybe 5 miles from where i started. >> and when you were discovered, were you still alone? how much time did you spend alone once you were finally out of the water? was there any chaos around you? try to describe the environment you were in. >> well, the environment to get to the big rock, first i was thrown into some huge boulders. and i felt my body crushing, so i had to jump out of there in order to keep from being knocked out or killed in the rocks. so i jumped to the other side, which was kind of a more smaller rocky beach area. and i asked the lord to give me a hand to get to the shore. and suddenly a big wave came over and i rolled with the wave in order to get to the shore. and i rolled again with the second wave and i rolled with the third and crawled to the beach. and i took my life vest off and posted it on the stick to notify people i was there. and i found a corner and i slept because i -- my body was totally exhausted
in the high stakes showdown over the nation's debt. >>> tax grab. big airlines decide not to pass on savings from a temporary government tax halt to consumers. >>> and sticker shock. a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive a japanese department store offers one of the most expensive box lunches ever. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm amara sohn. today we begin with dueling over the debt. president obama and house speaker john boehner escalated the battle over the debt limit last night. they both appealed to american television viewers in speeches that reflect the two sides being farther apart than ever on the issue. nbc's tracie potts has more from washington. >> reporter: we're now one week away from this possible default deadline and it looks like the white house and congress are no closer to a deal today. >> this is no way to run the greatest country on earth. it's a dangerous game that we've never played before and we can't afford to play it now. >> reporter: president obama is taking his behind-closed-doors fight public to pr
-form and we'll see more drizzle. the big story throughout the week is this record-breaking heat wave. 90s and 100s under the strong ridge of high pressure to the east. the reason we can't warm up we have this dip in the jet stream, tossing some clouds our way and showers up on the north coast. until this last system clears by, monday into tuesday, our temperatures are going to stay mild to start the work week with areas of drizzle. so more cool temperatures relatively speaking for july through tuesday. then starting midweek we'll see the low clouds hang out on the coast, the marine layer is going to get squished down. 70s and 80s. then we're talking 90s for our inland valleys by the time you roll into next weekend. look for clouds to reform on the coast and misty skies and parts of the monday morning commute. tomorrow's highs a little warmer than today. we'll call for mostly sunny skies, at least around the south bay. should be in the mid to upper 70s around san jose. 65 for san francisco, not all that bad with partly cloudy skies toward the east bay highs in the 70s, closer to 80s, up to
that tonight's discussion was not tense, that president obama continued to push for a very big deal, well that did not happen. and now here's the headline, there are no talks scheduled for tomorrow. the president and congressional leaders convened for a fifth time in as many days, but still no deal to raise the debt limit. the treasury secretary has warned the nation will default on its loans if an agreement isn't reached by august 2. >> we have looked at all available options and we have no way to give the congress more time to solve this problem. >> reporter: the president continuing to call for action. >> what's required here in washington is that politicians understand now is not the time to play games, now is not the time to posture, now is the time to do what's right by the country. >> reporter: this after tense talks on wednesday, at one point the president said enough is enough to house majority leader eric cantor for his refusal to give in on tax hikes. cantor says mr. obama stormed out of the meeting which democratic sources deny. >> there's really only one person who has not ma
of water. and one may have found it in an unlikely if not unpleasant source. sewage water. the city of big spring is so desperate for water, it's building a plant to recycle its sewage. >> the quality of water that we're going to be producing from the production facility is essentially water that you could deliver to somebody's tap. >> reporter: fresh or not, for : now it's the only water in sight as the dry texas wind brings no rain. charles hadlock, nbc news, big spring, texas. >>> in the horn of africa, refugees from somalia continue to flee the famine in that country today, pouring into unicef relief camps in ethiopia and kenya in search of food and shelter. president obama met this week with the presidents of four african nations calling for a greater international response. >>> when nbc nightly news continues this saturday, was today a turning point for the american college student convicted of murder in italy? >>> and later, another royal wedding day in britain. but for will and kate, this time the pressure was off. cc1:cc1: cc1:cc1: cc: >>> it is a pivotal weeke
" continues for this holiday, a big week ahead for america's space program. the final shuttle launch scheduled for friday, and now nasa scientists are taking a new look back in time. >>> later, from great loss, great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. ♪ >>> the scene in phoenix, arizona on this july 4th holiday as nasa prepares for the final shuttle launch on friday, it's taking its scientific pursuits to new heights. scientists can peer back in time to the creation of the universe. here with an exclusive sneak peek is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: just after dusk in palmdale, california, onboard a modified 747, nasa's newest, most advanced infrared telescope is taking to the skies for an all-night mission of discovery. >> nasa 747. >> reporter: it's called s.o.f.i.a. flying near the stratosphere two massive doors open up. they're over 99% of the earth case dust and water vapors. it should provide crystal clear infrared views like scientists have never had before of nebulas, planets, stars and comets formed billions of light years ago but only visible to th
is able to nap in her father's arms, and she can look forward to playing with her big brother. her heart may be artificial, but now her future is very real. the fda's expected to make a final decision on the berlin heart for kids in two months. right now it is available to babies through clinical trials. we do want to point out this berlin heart is not foolproof. it does come with some serious side effects including a high risk of stroke. still for babies like little audrey that you saw, this may be their only option. so at least now they have it. >> a lot of hope for them. thank you very much. >> you bet. >>> coming up next, a special delivery that no one was expecting. hear how one woman sailed through her pregnancy even without knowing she was pregnant. >>> california leading the way again. how the state paved the way for a new greener standard for cars. >>> and good afternoon, i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. the weekend just upon us. and the fog and the cooling breeze is returning to san francisco right now. tonight we'll drop into the 60s for the south bay. and we are talking
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
, the solo shot. this is a big one as well. to left. and second deck shot to make it 2-0 twins. bottom of the fourth, more twins offense. young with the double to deep right center. two runs will come in. minnesota tops the tigers, 4-1 is your final. how about the padres taking on the phillies who have the best record in baseball? bottom of the first, two on for chase utley, go and chase this shot. opposite field blast, 3-0 phillies, padres down 3-2 in the sixth inning, chase hedley ties it. man, there were a lot of home runs today. we are tied at 3. to the 7th inning, all phillies after that, chase utley. second homer of the day giving the phillies and 8-4 lead, they go on to win 8-6 is your final. >>> one more game for you, braves and reds from cincinnati, sixth inning, reds down 2-1. runners on the corners. edgar renteria doubles down the left field line. we have a play coming up at the plate. drew stubbs oh, my goodness takes one to the chin. but he's safe. 3-2 reds. bottom of the 7th, edgar renteria enters the game after zach kozar hyperextended his leg. we're just getting warmed
like that again are very slim. we're still in that setup. the big high ridge of high pressure is over north texas. that's keeping some of the humidity on the increase in arizona. once we heat it up today, we'll get more showers and storms late in the afternoon to this evening. phoenix 109 with showers and storms. same forecast for you in tucson. vegas 104. very hot in interior sections of california. beautiful weather here. seattle, i know you like to be a little warmer, but at least a good deal of sunshine. >>> we probably won't see anything like that again for a while. >> let's hope not. bill, thanks so much. >>> more positive economic data. oil prices rise, and impressive honesty in austria. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. >>> a high paid hollywood actor risks life and limb in iceland on an adventure show. >>> coming up, disappointing news for tiger woods. derek jeter gets another step closer to 3,000 hits. the fans have voted. >>> good morning, and welcome back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. here are some of your top headlines this morning. officials s
taxes on the wealthiest americans and big business. republicans will only go for spending cuts. >> the president has often said we need a balanced approach, which in washington means, we spend more and you pay more. having run a small business, i know those tax increase also destroy jobs. >> now, the possibility of a national default looms so large that secretary of state hillary clinton in hong kong, is reassuring the chinese who hold a trillion dollars in u.s. bonds that a deal will be done before next tuesday's deadline. lawmakers have until august 2nd. >>> the new details are graphic but necessary as the bryan stow case heads to court. stowe can still not see or react to his alleged attackers but we saw them today in an l.a. courtroom but there's a change of plans. here's beverly white from our nbc station in los angeles. >> reporter: security at dodger stadium remains beefed up ever since violence on opening day left the giants' fan bryan stow, hospitalized as what they call a disabling brain injure sflie he did not lose an eye. >> the beating suspects appeared in court fo
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